Category: Rock

Paul Simon backgrounder

Paul Simon was born in 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. His parents were of Hungarian Jewish background, and both were involved in music. Simon’s father played double-bass in a band which he led, and called himself “Lee Sims”. Simon and Art Garfunkel were classmates in elementary school. They started singing together in school productions when

Just a bit about Bruno

Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Hawaii in 1985. His early life in Hawaii was interesting and very unusual, and it provided the foundation for the singer and entertainer he would become. His entire family was involved in the music business. His mother was a singer and a dancer,

What are “Practice Tracks”?

Practice tracks (or "prax trax") are songs you can play along with. They are great because they are recorded by actual bands. Practice tracks make practicing your musical instrument so much more productive and interesting. Practice Tracks are an important addition to the variety of tools you use to learn music. You can take private